Annual Hundred Drums Wangala Festival begins in Meghalaya

Annual Hundred Drums Wangala Festival has begun on a cultural fervor at Asanang near Tura town in Meghalaya.

The three day-long started with the arrival of ten Wangala Dance Troupes from various parts of Garo Hills.

Significance of Wangala Festival

  • Wangala Festival is an annual post-harvest festival of the Garos tribes of North east India. Generally celebrated in the second week of November every year.
  • It is a thanks giving ceremony to Misi Saljong, which is also known as Pattigipa Ra∙rongipa (The Great Giver) for blessing the people with rich harvest of the season.

Events held on occasion: An inter-locality tug-of-war was also held on the first day along with District Industrial Exhibition. Indigenous sports and Ajea, Grika and Doroa competitions and Rugala ceremony are held on the second day. On concluding day Hundred Drums Dance competition is held.

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